吉田克朗 Katsuro Yoshida
” cut-off “

2018年4月20日(金)より、Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjukuにて、吉田克朗の個展「cut-off」を開催いたします。

©Katsuro Yoshida, courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates


2000年以降、欧米では戦後の日本美術の研究が盛んになりますが、本展では、そうした動向の一つとして「もの派」を問い直す重要な展覧会となった、「Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha」(2012年、Blum & Poe / Gradstone Gallery)にも出品された《Cut-off 18》を展示いたします。また、写真を使ったシルクスクリーンの初期作品を始め、絵画作品からも一部、合わせてご紹介いたします。立体と平面という二つの表現を通じて吉田克朗が追い求めたテーマとはなんだったのか。この機会にご高覧ください。


■個展 「cut-off」
会期:2018年4月20日(金)- 5月19日(土)
会場:Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
   〒160-0023 東京都新宿区西新宿 4-32-6 パークグレース新宿 #206
   営業時間:12:00-19:00 定休日:日、月、祝


日時:4月28日(土)18:00 – 19:30
会場:Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku

日時:4月28日(土)16:00 – 18:00
会場:Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
登壇者:山本雅美(船橋市教育委員会学芸員)×平野 到(埼玉県立近代美術館学芸員)



『吉田克朗の「Cut-off」という言葉について ー “視ること”とミサイルの関係』
執筆:山本雅美 (船橋市教育委員会学芸員)
ISBN978-4-908338-11-3 C0070 1000E


■Katsuro Yoshida solo exhibition
Date: Friday, April 20–Saturday, May 19, 2018
Venue: Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
Gallery Hours: 12:00-19:00
*Closed on Sundays, Mondays, National Holidays

■Opening Reception
Date: Saturday, April 28, 18:00-19:30
Venue: Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku

■ Special Talk by Masami Yamamoto and Itaru Hirano
Date: Saturday, April 28, 16:00-18:00
Venue: Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room shinjuku
Speakers: Masami Yamamoto (Curator of Art, Funabashi City Board of Education) and
Itaru Hirano (Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama)
*Free admission. Reservation required.

For booking:
*Please send an email titled ‘Booking for the talk on January 19’ to event@ycassociates.co.jp .
The message body must include the names and the number of people who wishes to attend, and the contact telephone number.
*The first twenty people to send us an email to book will be admitted to the event.
*If you do not receive a reply from the gallery, please contact us during the gallery hours.

Press Release(En)>>

 Katsuro Yoshida (1943-99) focused on the creation of three dimensional works composed of materials like wood, iron sheets, stones and paper from 1968 to the 1970s, and exhibited in important shows of the late sixties and the seventies that presented the state of contemporary art in the post-war era such as: The 8th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (1968); Trends in Contemporary Art at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (1969); and August 1970: Aspects of New Japanese Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (1970.) Around the same time, he also began working on screenprints and photo etchings using the snapshots of landscapes and people, which led him to receive the Grand Prize at The 1st International Biennale Exhibition of Prints held at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea in Seoul (1970) and participate in The 7th Paris Youth Biennale at Parc Floral de Paris (1971.) From the 1980s onwards, he began paintings and worked on a series titled Heat Haze whose imagery was inspired by human body parts, as well as a hand-painted series titled Touching and other works. He exhibited inexhaustible artistic interest that enabled him to continue his experiments in presenting a new world view until his death in 1999.
 Post-war Japanese art has been avidly studied in the West since the year 2000. This show will present the work titled Cut-off 18 which was included in Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha (Blum & Poe / Gradstone Gallery, 2012,) an important show that re-examined Mono-ha as part of the aforementioned endeavors. Also exhibited are the artist’s early screenprints created using photography and some of his paintings. We hope that this show will give people an opportunity to get the idea of the subject of his pursuit carried out through both three dimensional and two dimensional expressions.
 In conjunction with the exhibition, we will publish a research book written by Ms. Masami Yamamoto (Curator of Art, Funabashi City Board of Education). There is also going to be a special talk by Ms. Yamamoto and Mr. Itaru Hirano (Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama) on Saturday, April 28. This will be a rare opportunity to hear the two people that have long engaged in the study of Yoshida Katsuro discuss the topic.